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Postby Xiphor » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:17 am

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Subject title: Elle's Sketchbook

Hey man that perspective study is looking good! The last couple cubes turned out really nice :D

 

Postby Ellustration » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:05 am

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@Xiphor thanks! :D

Left handed sketchbook pages:

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Watercolor sketches:
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Watercolor still lifes:
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A quick study and a still life from watercolor class today:

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Postby Artenthusiast » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:17 am

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I really like your watercolors, Elle! They are coming along nicely ;o

And those color practices you did... 0.0 daamn :D

By the way you might have answered this somewhere in your topic, but what kind of art program are you following, what year, and how do you experience it?
Aspiring concept artist/illustrator/graphic novelist

"With great power comes great bullshit."

My sketchbook: http://www.sycra.net/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 80#p196780

 

Postby pseudoreceptionist » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:07 pm

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I could be wrong, but looking at some of your lines in the practicing pictures, I think you're moving too slow. They're kind of jittery and I think it's easier to get straighter lines when moving quickly.
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Postby Ellustration » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:12 pm

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@Artenthusiast thanks ^_^ I’m a junior at the Maryland Institute College of Art. I love it now, but I didn’t get as much as I could have out of the past two years here because I didn’t understand what illustration was and how to practice art (I focused way too much on copying photos and making work that looked impressive instead of actually understanding what I was doing). This semester I've basically been trying to make up the lost time by studying the fundamentals a ton and I think it's going well so far!

@pseudoreceptionist thanks for the feedback! I think you’re right, I’ll try to work on that :P

A watercolor self portrait attempt that looks nothing like me (I did it at like 3am while listening to stories about unsolved murder cases on Youtube so looking at it still creeps me out xD)

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Weekly practice thumbnails for class:
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Composition and color thumbnails for a travel poster project (I did one about the Stairway to Heaven hike on Oahu, where my family lives):
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Anatomy and planar shading/hatching practice:
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The finished and revised versions of my illustration project about stuttering:
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A piece for watercolor class (we had to paint white objects on a white background without using white paint):
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A piece for the same class where we had to paint a night scene without using the color black:
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Left handed sketchbook pages:
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Regular sketchbook stuff (I think I'm getting a lot better at drawing faces without reference :) )

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Postby Ellustration » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:16 pm

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The compositional sketch and final piece for the travel poster project (I'm not happy with how this one turned out so I'm going to work on it more when I have time):

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A class exercise that I think turned out really well:

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Postby Ellustration » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:51 pm

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I finally finished the 250 box challenge :shock:

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Some sketches practicing perspective and depth using boxes as bases:

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Postby Engell79 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:38 pm

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well comming up with a single comment that explains my feeling as i looked threw your sketch book.......*bluescreeen REBOOT - System halted*

okey i guell ill have to say a little more than one word then :-).

In general, your line work is of very high quality.

your box drawings are really amazing, i know how incredible challenging those can be, mine is no wear near yours tbh... but its motivation to see others doing the same.

I like the series of paintings with the monster behind the mask of diffrent aspect, really cool concept...

oh... ill stop blabbering...

good sketch book! KEEP IT UP!

 

Postby Ellustration » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:05 pm

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@Engell79 thanks so much! Your comment really made my day haha ^_^

I found a sketchbook with some of my work from around a year ago and I was really surprised by how much I've improved - it's very motivating :D

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Postby Ellustration » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:46 pm

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Some sketchbook doodles (I've been experimenting with using colored pens instead of just black):

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Sketch and final for an illustration project where we had to design a mural promoting a tea and coffee shop (the Photoshop file got corrupted but luckily I got a screenshot first):
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Watercolor practice from a model:
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Sketches and final illustrations for a children's book project in one of my watercolor classes:

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Postby Ellustration » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:50 pm

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Some line work studies based on volume two of Tokyo Ghost:

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Line work study sketches based on Batman comics:

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I got a small calligraphy set recently and I've been experimenting with using it for line work (it's hard to get precision but I think the results look pretty cool):

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Face and head studies:

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Postby ephelce » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:02 am

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Nice inspiration there! I haven't had the pleasure to read it yet but what I've seen of Tokyo Ghost's artwork is stunning. And so are your drawings! Those heads of yours are so pretty and creepy at once :D

 

Postby Steeliebob » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:19 pm

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Such a pretty and colorful page. :shock:

 

Postby DRaff210 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:32 am

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So much good stuff in here... I'm really inspired by how much you draw in your sketchbook, especially those heads and faces!

And yeah, seconding what Steeliebob said. Those colors are gorgeous.

 

Postby Ellustration » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:03 pm

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Thanks so much everyone! I just started a new job so I haven't had time to upload in a while but here's some watercolor and ink stuff I've been working on lately :)

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Postby Ellustration » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:08 pm

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Postby DRaff210 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:58 pm

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So much work! I think my favorite thing about your stuff is the way you shade your traditional drawings. Something about hatching is super appealing to me; I think it might be the sense of "texture" it gives the piece. I think this one stood out to me the most: http://www.sycra.net/forum/download/file.php?id=62801

 

Postby Dicenete » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:35 pm

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You have improved drastically when you compare the first page of sketchbook to the last one. Also your color studies have proved to useful. :D
Your proportions of a face have improved too. I would love to see more gestureswith extreme movement from you with that hatching you have developed.
My sketchbook http://www.sycra.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=87223

Visit my DeviantArt, and feedback would be lovely!

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Postby Ellustration » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:16 am

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Practice from yesterday and today:

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Postby Ellustration » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:52 am

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I haven't posted for like 3 years so I considered just making a new account, but I figured it would be cooler to have all my progress in the same place. I hope to get back into the habit of posting regularly!
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Postby Ellustration » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:01 am

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I graduated from art school a year ago...I'm going to post my current work soon, but here are some of the practiced pieces and finished pieces I did during my senior year:
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Postby Ellustration » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:34 am

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Here are some old illustration pieces, class doodles and practices sketches:
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Postby Ellustration » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:28 am

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My main focus throughout the past couple of years has been creating relatively finished/polished pieces and improving my color palettes:
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Postby Ellustration » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:08 am

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